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Springfield songwriter's hit goes double platinum

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Jesiah Dzwonek received the RIAA certified platinum award Wednesday for the song "Cool Kids" performed by Echosmith, which the Springfield resident co-wrote.

The hit went double platinum for sales exceeding 2 million units.

The songwriter said the song is about a friend who had a tough childhood.

The success has been surreal, he said.

"It just strikes you as weird that your own song is becoming an anthem for a generation, and it's been across the country which is pretty awesome," Dzwonek said.

The songwriter moved to Springfield about 7 years ago from New Jersey.

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